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Thomas
Fraser-Holmes
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 October 1991
Height
194 cm
Weight
85 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - Griffith University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
He loved going to the beach. His sister was swimming and he decided to follow her into the sport.
Club / Team
Griffith University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Michael Bohl [club], from 2018

International Debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Irvine, CA, USA

General Interest

Nicknames
Tommy, Tom (Twitter profile, 25 Jul 2017; swimming.org.au, 2011)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Australian swimmer Grant Hackett. (swimming.org.au, 2011; swimvortex.com, 06 Oct 2014)
Injuries
He was taken to hospital after a severe bout of food poisoning during the 2014 Super Series in Perth, WA, Australia. (goldcoastbulletin.com.au, 29 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." (swimming.org.au, 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named 2014 Oceania/Australia Male Swimmer of the Year in Swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 21 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimswam.com, 22 Mar 2017)
Other information
SANCTION
In June 2017 he was given a 12-month ban by the International Swimming Federation after missing three doping tests in the space of a year. His suspension ended in June 2018. (smh.com.au, 08 Jun 2017; swimswam.com 07 Jun 2018)